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Preparing for Emergencies

Emergencies can strike at anytime, anywhere and without warning. The good news is, it's easy to protect yourself, the people you love and the things you value most. Set a calendar reminder to get prepared during Emergency Preparedness Week, 31 August – 6 September 2020.

  • Get in the know
  • Get connected
  • Get prepared

Do one simple thing to prepare for an emergency. Download Get Prepared, co-created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, to keep your emergency plan close to hand.

Hawkesbury City Council encourages you to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing an emergency plan on the Get Prepared app.

The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you.

Get Prepared is a free and easy to use, one-stop tool to help you prepare for any type of emergency. You can:

  • Establish a quick and easy network of support with your three key contacts
  • Review the risks relevant to where you live
  • Create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan
  • Save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others

Get the 'get prepared' app download here getprepared.app.link/Hawkesbury_City_Council

Get your REDiPlan here - www.redcross.org.au/your-rediplan

If you need assistance to develop your emergency plan call Peppercorn - REDiPlan Sessions

Council, Peppercorn Services and Red Cross are launching REDiPlan in the Hawkesbury during Emergency Preparedness Week.

The Red Cross REDiPlan is a disaster preparedness guide, packed with helpful hints and strategies on how to prepare for disasters and make an emergency plan.

Peppercorn Services staff will be available throughout September to support community to develop their own REDiPlan.

One on one appointments to develop a REDiPlan will available either in person or over the phone.

REDiPlan resources will be offered via online or paper-based resources to ensure that this information is readily accessible throughout the Hawkesbury.

Peppercorn Services will also link residents to targeted information to improve residents’ understanding of the natural hazards specific to their area.

To book your REDiPlan session with trained staff, please contact Peppercorn Services on 02 4587 0222.

Emergencies can strike at anytime, anywhere and without warning. The good news is, it's easy to protect yourself, the people you love and the things you value most. Set a calendar reminder to get prepared during Emergency Preparedness Week, 31 August – 6 September 2020.

  • Get in the know
  • Get connected
  • Get prepared

Do one simple thing to prepare for an emergency. Download Get Prepared, co-created by Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG, to keep your emergency plan close to hand.

Hawkesbury City Council encourages you to prepare and stay safe in a disaster or a time of crisis by downloading and completing an emergency plan on the Get Prepared app.

The app helps you connect with your key support people, accomplish simple tasks to make you and your loved ones safer, and protect the things that matter most to you.

Get Prepared is a free and easy to use, one-stop tool to help you prepare for any type of emergency. You can:

  • Establish a quick and easy network of support with your three key contacts
  • Review the risks relevant to where you live
  • Create checklists of actions to make an emergency plan
  • Save the emergency plan as a PDF to be printed and shared with others

Get the 'get prepared' app download here getprepared.app.link/Hawkesbury_City_Council

Get your REDiPlan here - www.redcross.org.au/your-rediplan

If you need assistance to develop your emergency plan call Peppercorn - REDiPlan Sessions

Council, Peppercorn Services and Red Cross are launching REDiPlan in the Hawkesbury during Emergency Preparedness Week.

The Red Cross REDiPlan is a disaster preparedness guide, packed with helpful hints and strategies on how to prepare for disasters and make an emergency plan.

Peppercorn Services staff will be available throughout September to support community to develop their own REDiPlan.

One on one appointments to develop a REDiPlan will available either in person or over the phone.

REDiPlan resources will be offered via online or paper-based resources to ensure that this information is readily accessible throughout the Hawkesbury.

Peppercorn Services will also link residents to targeted information to improve residents’ understanding of the natural hazards specific to their area.

To book your REDiPlan session with trained staff, please contact Peppercorn Services on 02 4587 0222.

  • Read the Hawkesbury Gazette Article

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    31 Aug 2020

    https://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/story/6894402/preparation-is-the-key-to-dealing-with-emergencies/?cs=1453

  • One on One REDiPlan Sessions - Book Now

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    31 Aug 2020

    REDiPlan Sessions

    Council, Peppercorn Services and Red Cross are launching REDiPlan in the Hawkesbury during Emergency Preparedness Week.

    The Red Cross REDiPlan is a disaster preparedness guide, packed with helpful hints and strategies on how to prepare for disasters and make an emergency plan.

    Peppercorn Services staff will be available throughout September to support community to develop their own REDiPlan.

    One on one appointments to develop a REDiPlan will available either in person or over the phone.

    REDiPlan resources will be offered via online or paper-based resources to ensure that this information is readily accessible throughout the Hawkesbury.

    Peppercorn Services will also link residents to targeted information to improve residents’ understanding of the natural hazards specific to their area.

    To book your REDiPlan session with trained staff, please contact Peppercorn Services on 02 4587 0222.

  • Li'l Larikkins - Preparing for an Emergency

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    31 Aug 2020

    Students explore the importance of having a box or bag prepared with items of significant or emotional value in the case of a bushfire threat. This box doesn’t need to contain emergency items (like the emergency kit) but rather items such as photos, important documents or anything of significant personal value that wouldn’t be safe in the home. This lesson is an opportunity to discuss the home bush fire survival plan and the importance of leaving early.

    Watch more of Li'l Larikkins here

  • Bush Fire Fact - Don't give fire a chance

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    31 Aug 2020

    Learn more about important bush fire facts. View Here

  • Prepare. Act. Survive. | How Fireproof is Your Plan?

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    31 Aug 2020


    Check out the 2018-2021 Prepare. Act. Survive. public awareness campaign - 'How Fireproof is Your Plan? Click Me

  • Inside the Gosper's Mountain mega-fire - the biggest bushfire Australia's ever seen | ABC News

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    31 Aug 2020

    Firefighters said nothing could stop the Gospers Mountain mega fire. Here's why Sydney was spared

    An ABC visual investigation reveals fresh details about Australia's biggest-ever bushfire, which scorched more than 1 million hectares last summer and left a trail of destruction on Sydney's doorstep. Data, fresh pictures and interviews collide to create a new narrative of the Gospers Mountain “mega-blaze.”

    Just north of Sydney in October 2019, a tree was hit by lightning. That burning tree would go on to be the source of the Gosper's Mountain bushfire, which joined with four others to become a single mega-blaze.


  • Preparing for Emergencies

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    31 Aug 2020
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    Take one step at a time.

    Get in the know - Getting in the know is your vital first step toward being prepared for an emergency.
    For more information visit www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/prepare/know

    Get Connected -Emergencies often occur during the day when people are at work or school.
    For more information visit www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/prepare/connected

    Get Organised -will reduce stress and save you precious time as you recover.
    For more information visit www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/prepare/organised

    Get Packing -In an emergency, you often don’t have time to think, let alone pack. By packing a survival kit in advance, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress.
    For more information visit www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/prepare/packing

  • Snapshot of Flooding in Richmond and Windsor

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    31 Aug 2020

    NSW State Emergency Service

    See how flooding can impact bridges and roads in the Hawkesbury as well as turning some suburbs into flood islands.

    Learn more: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/hawkesbury-nepean-floods

  • Why Hawkesbury-Nepean floods are so dangerous.

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    31 Aug 2020

    Learn how the unique ‘bath tub effect’ in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley causes floodwaters to back-up and cause deep and dangerous flooding.

    For more information visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au or to learn more about Hawkesbury-Nepean flooding www.ses.nsw.gov.au/hawkesbury-nepean-floods

  • It will flood again...

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    31 Aug 2020

    Five of the 10 largest floods since the record flood of 1867 have occurred since Warragamba Dam was completed in 1960. The last major flood was in 1990.

    View remarkable footage of the impacts of these significant floods.

    Learn more about Hawkesbury -Nepean flooding
    www.ses.nsw.gov.au/hawkesbury-nepean-floods